*takes a look at my manga shelf*
Lots of .hack// manga. For those who don't know, .hack//
originally started out as a series of four PS2 games made to resemble an MMORPG called "The World". The World suddenly got really buggy and glitched up, unbeatable monsters showed up everywhere. The main character, Kite, formed a team known as the Dot Hackers to set things straight, and that's how the games begin.
//XXXX, //Legend of the Twilight Bracelet, //G.U.+, //Link, //Alcor, //4koma
are basically all the .hack// manga that I have because it's all that's out. I'm missing a few volumes of //XXXX, though, and //Link hasn't finished yet.
//XXXX (pronounced X Fourth) is an alternate storyline of the original games that loosely follows what actually happened. //LotTB was a manga-only sequel to the original games, and goes off the premise of the main character and his twin sister winning special character models based directly off the two main Dot Hackers, Kite and Black Rose. Lots of shenanigans happens and they end up saving The World again. //G.U.+ loosely follows the sequel to the original games, known as .hack//G.U. (it had 3 games in the series), and follows a Player Killer Killer (PKK) known as Haseo, the Terror of Death, in an upgraded version of The World. Basically he's an bosnian kid and his online girlfriend got PK'd and she fell into a coma (a common occurrence in The World), and he was determined to save her. //Link is the manga adaptation of the newest (and presumably last) game in the series, and it follows another protagonist in yet another new rendition of The World, but this time he gets physically sent into The World through a cursed game console. Funny stuff happens. So far it's more comic relief than action, but it hasn't gotten that far anyways. //Alcor is a side-story based in the same version of the game as //G.U., and it's about this girl and how she tries to win this guy over or something. //4koma is just a bunch of 4koma (four-panel) comics about the series compiled into one volume. I had to do a lot of research into the series to actually get all the jokes because a ton of them are based on character interactions from the games.
All seven volumes of Lucky Star
. Huge fan of the series, hoping they eventually come out with a second season of the anime because 24 episodes and one or two OVAs isn't enough. For those who don't know, Lucky Star is basically the classic Slice of Life manga. Main character is an otaku named Konata Izumi.
A couple volumes of Neko Ramen
. Hilarious yet badly drawn manga about a cat who opens up a ramen shop. Only has one frequent customer. Lots of shenanigans.
An Ace Attorney
manga. Based off the game (obviously).
Volume 1 of Toradora~!
. Haven't bothered getting more of the manga because the anime was already finished so I watched it all. It's a romantic comedy about a short, all-tsun no-dere girl and a really tall guy who has a crush on her best friend.
Volume 1 of Shakugan no Shana
. Again, watched the anime as opposed to finishing the manga. Haven't finished the anime though, since season 3 is still ongoing. It's... very difficult to explain, but it's part horror, part romantic comedy.
Volume 1 of Cat Paradise
. School with a secret organization of kids who protect the school from demons by forming contracts with a god that gives them and their cats supernatural powers. Need to find more of it.
Volume 1 of Hetalia
. If you haven't watched or read it, DO SO NOW.
Volume 1 of Yotsuba&!
. Amazing slice of life/comedy manga about a 5 year old girl and her dad. Makes you crack up every other page or so.
Some Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
. About a teacher who is always in despair and constantly trying to end his life. Has a class made up of misfits, including an overly-positive girl, a text-flamer, a perfectionist, a shut-in, a balding kid, etc.
Various volumes of Prince of Tennis
. Found the anime to be preferable, since it's a series about a sport, although I eventually went back and read through the entire manga online.
Volume 1 of Soul Eater
. Watched the anime instead since I can't find more of the manga in-stores and I'm too lazy to read it online.
Stuff not on my manga shelf:
. Very good series about a "non-sorcerer" living in a world of people who can freely manipulate quartz, starts basically on the verge of a massive war that he has to participate in.
Full Metal Alchemist
. Of course I've read it.
. Already explained in other posts.
. 'Nuff said.
...wow that was a long post.
This post has been edited by Detta: 06 December 2011 - 05:35 AM